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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 31, 2012 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Willie Nelson takes Bob Weir's place...

You and me both. Much of the reason that I've been pretty mia til just a couple days ago...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 31, 2012 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Willie Nelson takes Bob Weir's place...

I know what you mean, but of course, any "no nonsense" requirement would eliminate 96% of my posts, eh?

To be honest, though, I actually think that it's become relatively easy to avoid the nonsense/nasty ones, and the only real issue is the "uh oh, we just reamed a newbie by mistake!" (which, of course, I think most of them learn VERY quickly...or know what to expect by having read a month or two worth of posts, ya know?). Just think of how newibes like ARose have settled in nicely after only 2-3 yrs...

;)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 1, 2012 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Willie Nelson takes Bob Weir's place...

It helps to have no idea what is going on, most of the time. I thought at first I'd figure things out, but I'm still mostly clueless and also realize it's better that way. I'm still constantly amazed at the fights that break out, but figure I usually don't know the backstory. Though how anyone keeps track of backstories here I don't know, with the names constantly changing. I do think it would be nice if people weren't QUITE so quick to beat newcomers bloody at the tiniest provocation.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Willie Nelson takes Bob Weir's place...

I think I've got a fairly good idea of what goes on and how the various protagonists fit into my ever shifting Venn diagram of forumite foibles. There are some who you might give a cautious nod to in the street, others who you'd go out of your way to avoid. But what's really heartening when you stop to think about it is just how long a list you can make of people you can imagine sitting down with for a coffee and a chat. It's the undercurrent of decency and tolerance that brings me back when I think the lunatics have finally taken over and I should give up on the place.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Willie Nelson takes Bob Weir's place...

Yup; I was really tapering off the last few weeks posting wise and suddenly, bam: with a little extra time, and sudden wealth of old friend posters, there was a great deal of pleasant activity for which, in a very small way, I was very happy to be a part of, and have no sense whatsoever of the doom and gloom that used to overtake the place and my view of it somewhat regularly.

Of course, I have embraced my role as Polly Anna, with skirt chasing tendencies as a minor flaw...

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Sep 1, 2012 11:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Willie Nelson takes Bob Weir's place...

Well Tell, I think it's high time you got over this Cream nonsense, those guys suck! C'mon this is a GD forum! ;)

In all seriousness though, I genuinely enjoy the banter of you and many fine folks here. It is something that I did partake in at times myself. The nonsense I'm talking about comes from a select few who shall remain nameless.

And no offense to anyone, I know it's summer and people are out and about, but quite frankly I haven't found many discussions here worthwhile in quite some time. But that's just me.

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2012-09-02 06:22:32